Medical center plans to better serve area

Two years ago, they were struggling to get their building plans passed as neighboring residents fought hard to stop it. Now, the new medical expansion at Independence Pointe is only months away from completion, and Dr. Victor Maldonado of Associated Radiologists of Oakland County (AROC) wants to show the community they’re doing what they promised: […]

Independence Pointe project has rocky history with locals

It was cause for much debate. The expansion of the Independence Pointe Medical Center, developed by John Poponea of M-1575 Associates, first came to the Independence Township Planning Commission in February 2001. Cameo Homes Subdivision residents, which sits behind the plaza at M-15 and I-75 on Northview Drive, were quick to get on the defense […]

Softball team caps off week with championship

The Clarkston softball team continued to roll last week. The Wolves capped off an undefeated week with a first place finish in the Madonna Tournament. ‘The team is definitely doing well,? Clarkston coach Al Land said. ‘We are playing pretty consistent and when we have down times they are not that long.? The Wolves captured […]

Wolves wins two on diamond

The Clarkston baseball team was 2-0 last week with wins against Farmington Harrison and Rochester Adams. The Wolves knocked off Harrison 3-2. Aaron Powell went six innings and allowed two runs, while Matt Orris picked up the win in relief. ‘It was a really great game,? Clarkston coach Phil Price said. ‘There wasn’t much hitting.? […]

Let’s do the time warp at Clarkston Elem.

Clarkston Elementary students took ‘A Walk Through Time? at a day long ‘Festival of History,? Friday, May 9. Each student participated in four 45-minute workshops and attended two assemblies that explored various aspects of the 20th century from music and women’s rights, to space exploration and the history of medicine. The two assemblies featured Mark […]

Going to work!

Clarkston’s Megan Hastings, pictured here with Piston Ben Wallace, won the State Championship of the 2003 MRPA Hoop Shoot at the Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23. Megan qualified by winning her age division (8-9 year old girls) at the districts in Clarkston and she went on to win her area competition which was […]

Giving back to the community

Jeff McClure is trying to make a difference in the community, but he needs your help. McClure is the owner of Timbermen Tree and Landscaping Inc. He has only been doing tree removal full time for about six months after leaving his job at Pontiac Coil and Engineering. In his short time on the job, […]

Sashabaw MS breaks ground

The Sashabaw Middle School courtyard will soon have a different look thanks in large part to the SMS students. ‘This was started by the 2000-01 graduating class,? Sashabaw Middle School teacher Brett McCall said. ‘They really wanted to improve the courtyard and make it a place they could be proud of.? Students developed drawings for […]

Health center unveiled to public

The newly built Clarkston Health Center, a partnership between Genesys Health System in Genesee County and POH Medical Center in Oakland County, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, May 13. Featured speakers included L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County executive; Dale Stuart, Independence Township supervisor; Patrick E. Lamberti, president and CEO of POH Medical Center; and […]

Charity faces layoffs

Depending largely on volunteer help, the Independence office of Lighthouse Emergency Services has only five employees. It appears they will have to learn how to maintain services with only three. Word from the Pontiac headquarters is that no firm decision has been made, but Katie Stewart, manager of what is popularly known as ‘Lighthouse North,? […]